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|May 20, 2013||
Summer is almost here and most children will be out of school enjoying all types of summer activities. Some will go to camps, make a trip to visit relatives, or the entire family will take a trip to a long-planned destination. Whatever the itinerary, we all need to be diligent to keep ourselves and our children safe and out of harm’s way.
|May 01, 2013||
Consider the Safety of Seniors during Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month, a month we can all appreciate. We all have older individuals in our lives whom we care for dearly, and most of us will be in their shoes one day as well. Although we need to consider the safety of our elders year-round, it's important to take this one month to really concentrate our efforts toward their protection and the prevention of crimes targeting seniors.
|Apr 09, 2013||
Making a Difference
Youth violence in the United States is something that cannot be ignored. From gang violence to school shootings to bullying in schools, there is no wonder youth violence is such a hot topic. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) conducted a survey on youth violence in 2011 and found that 5 percent of high school students had brought a weapon to school in the 30 days prior to the survey.
|Apr 01, 2013||
April 1st kicks off Personal Security Awareness Month
It’s a month designed to raise awareness about personal security options and deliver valuable knowledge and life-saving advice to men and women across the globe. Throughout April, SHOLDIT and other personal protection experts, law enforcement professionals, and companies will partner up to spread the word of PSAM’s mission and inform the public on ways to stay safe.
|Mar 04, 2013||
Texting while Driving – Not as Easy as it Looks
Texting while driving is a detrimental epidemic in the United States; it’s dangerous and has serious consequences. Statistics show that in 2011 at least 23 percent of auto collisions involved cell phones. That’s more than one million accidents! Texting makes a crash 23 times more likely to occur. Ways to prevent texting and driving !
|Feb 20, 2013||
Protecting Your Identity Can Be Very Taxing This Time of Year
Tax season: the most wonderful time of the year—for identity thieves. While you are at...
|Feb 14, 2013||
This Valentine’s Day Share the Love, Not Your Information
Like most holidays, Valentine’s Day has extended to the web. With the click of a button, you can deliver flowers and candy, make reservations at a romantic restaurant, or search for that special someone through an online dating service.
|Feb 12, 2013||
Taking the Issue of Sexual Assault Seriously
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Before you cozy up and get hit by cupid’s arrow, you need to make sure that whatever activity you participate in, you are safe from sexual predators. Many of us have heard our parents or adult influences warn us about the dangers of sexual predators.
|Jan 28, 2013||
Cover Up! Protect Your Privacy on Data Privacy Day
To encourage people to take responsibility for protecting their own privacy and data online, the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.
|Jan 22, 2013||
Be An Active Partner in Your Children’s School Safety
Two days prior to the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT, my co-worker’s daughter’s school had a lockdown due to a student bringing a gun into the school. My co-worker, a retired police officer and coincidentally from Connecticut, was in Virginia with me on business when it occurred.
|Jan 14, 2013||
January is National Stalking Awareness Month
While legal definitions of stalking can differ depending on local, state, and federal laws, the National Center for Victims of Crime generally defines stalking as a “course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.”
|Jan 01, 2013||
Happy New Year’s! Let’s make a wager to make 2013 a safe year, double or nothing!
|Dec 19, 2012||
THE HOLIDAY BLUES – CAN YOU SPOT THE CLUES?
It’s that time of year again – when radio stations play well-known holiday tunes, and “happy holidays” becomes the usual way to conclude a great conversation with family and friends. It’s the long-awaited holiday season; a time that is supposed to be filled with great joy, celebration and reconnection with loved ones.
|Dec 06, 2012||
See something. Feel something. What does that really mean?
Why do some of us find ourselves becoming victims of crime while others seem to slip past unscathed? Some attribute it to luck while others simply don’t know why.
|Nov 19, 2012||
Keeping Crime Prevention Simple – A Strategy for Success
As Crime Prevention Month comes to an end, the National Crime Prevention Council will reflect upon the successes of our constituents and communities in their efforts to prevent crime
|Nov 13, 2012||
Technology and Personal Safety
Have you ever walked past another person in a garage or along the street at night and looked back to make sure the person continued walking and wasn’t about to attack you? I used to think it was just me,
|Nov 05, 2012||
Armstrong Gets Strong-Armed: Consequences of Cheating in Competitive Cycling
When most of us think of bicycle-riding, we are filled with the nostalgic, yet terrifying, memories of that afternoon when we first learned to ride—the day asphalt became a new, terrorizing entity.
|Oct 31, 2012||
Don’t Get Scammed After the Storm
Now that Sandy has ripped up the eastern seaboard, flooding homes, tearing off roofs, and bringing down trees, people are beginning to clean up. There will be a great many good contractors out there that will give you a reasonable price to conduct thorough work.
|Oct 25, 2012||
Cyberbullying Prevention Tips Just a Click Away During Cybersafety Awareness Week
There is definitely tons of information available online and is just a click away for so many online users today, specifically for teens and young adults.
|Oct 17, 2012||
Lock Crime Out Of Your Home!!!
October is Crime Prevention Month, and a very important topic for all of us here at NCPC is neighborhood and home safety. Did you know that burglaries can happen during the daytime or even while you are home? Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.